I love growing food. There’s nothing in the world like a tomato fresh off the vine in your own backyard.

My Hobby

Cake is my love language (though it’s in a tight race with coffee). I adore baking them, decorating them, and most of all, eating them.

Love Language

Mountains are my jam. Alaska, even in the dead of winter at negative 40 degrees, was the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. 

Favorite View

I’ll never forget the moment we got engaged. We were on the side of a mountain, Sean had written and recorded a song for me, and then he dropped down on one knee, and I said, “Absolutely, I will!” almost before he got the question out.  

Within days, we were fielding questions about all the details of the wedding--the location, the date, the colors, the cake, the photographer. As full of joy as we were, I remember feeling like every decision had the weight of the world on it.  

I knew I wanted beautiful photos, but I also wanted to have a photographer I loved and trusted to capture the photos our grandkids would someday cherish. I remember the sense of peace I had when our photographer agreed to shoot our wedding. I knew she was talented and our photos would be beautiful. I also knew her joy and kindness would be a welcome addition on the big day. 

Mettie Taylor Photography is here to give you that same peace. Whether it’s a wedding or senior shoot, you can relax, knowing that I’ll guide you at every step to ensure your photos show the real you, are full of genuine emotions, and look beautiful. But not only that, I’ll bring kindness and laughter and you’ll feel like you’ve spent the day with a friend.

The MTP Story

were, I remember feeling like every decision had the weight of the world on it.  

I knew I wanted beautiful photos, but I also wanted to have a photographer I loved and trusted to capture the photos our grandkids would someday cherish. I remember the sense of peace I had when our photographer agreed to shoot our wedding. I knew she was talented and our photos would be beautiful. I also knew her joy and kindness would be a welcome addition on the big day. 

Mettie Taylor Photography is here to give you that same peace. Whether it’s a wedding or senior shoot, you can relax, knowing that I’ll guide you at every step to ensure your photos show the real you, are full of genuine emotions, and look beautiful. But not only that, I’ll bring kindness and laughter and you’ll feel like you’ve spent the day with a friend.

Becoming a mama has changed the way I view photography. When I shoot a wedding, now I think about what it would feel like to adjust Rowan’s veil or pin a boutonniere on one of my sons. I think about the couple in front of my camera and how they have no idea what their futures hold but that they are at the beginning of creating a family, a legacy, a love. I look at the kind, fun seniors who are making me laugh and I wonder whether my kids will grow up to be such talented, good kids right on the edge of making their own lives. It’s made me more aware that these moments I’m trusted with are precious, fleeting, and worth preserving. 

Our house is full of beautiful, mildly-controlled chaos.  

I swore I would never date another law student, but Sean won me over and we started dating while studying for the Bar Exam. We went on separate trips after the Bar and wrote dreamy emails about what we were doing and how much we wished we were together on the Seine. I came back from that trip knowing I was going to marry him. Best. Decision. Ever.  

Being overachievers, we jumped straight into having two kids, when we found out we were having identical twin boys, Elliot & Finn. Twenty-two months later, Graham joined the mix putting us briefly in the three kids under two years old club. We drank copious amounts of coffee and marveled that God let us be the mama and daddy for that crazy crew of boys. Our grand finale, Rowan, joined the Taylor crew in 2017, and is just the right kind of sugar and spice for our family. 

Becoming a mama has changed the way I view photography. When I shoot a wedding, now I think about what it would feel like to adjust Rowan’s veil or pin a boutonniere on one of my sons. I think about the couple in front of my camera and how they have no idea what their futures hold but that they are at the beginning of creating a family, a legacy, a love. I look at the kind, fun seniors who are making me laugh and I wonder whether my kids will grow up to be such talented, good kids right on the edge of making their own lives. It’s made me more aware that these moments I’m trusted with are precious, fleeting, and worth preserving. 

About me

knowing I was going to marry him. Best. Decision. Ever.  

Being overachievers, we jumped straight into having two kids, when we found out we were having identical twin boys, Elliot & Finn. Twenty-two months later, Graham joined the mix putting us briefly in the three kids under two years old club. We drank copious amounts of coffee and marveled that God let us be the mama and daddy for that crazy crew of boys. Our grand finale, Rowan, joined the Taylor crew in 2017, and is just the right kind of sugar and spice for our family. 

Becoming a mama has changed the way I view photography. When I shoot a wedding, now I think about what it would feel like to adjust Rowan’s veil or pin a boutonniere on one of my sons. I think about the couple in front of my camera and how they have no idea what their futures hold but that they are at the beginning of creating a family, a legacy, a love. I look at the kind, fun seniors who are making me laugh and I wonder whether my kids will grow up to be such talented, good kids right on the edge of making their own lives. It’s made me more aware that these moments I’m trusted with are precious, fleeting, and worth preserving. 

Shane & Emily

"Mettie was disarmingly warm and inviting. It was nerve-wracking thinking about a stranger coming and taking pictures on the most important day of our lives, but Mettie came in like a friend and ended up just like family." 

Caren & Kemi

"Mettie Taylor Photography is incredible! We did an outdoor maternity shoot with her. She makes the experience so special and fun. She was somehow able to make my husband and I - both awkward in front of the camera and not big picture people - look like naturals. . . Her photos will forever be priceless keepsakes of such a special time in our lives."

Emily & Jordan

"I am absolutely in love with every picture! She captured the big moments and all the little details perfectly! 10/10 recommend!!"

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